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Butt, John

Works: 119 works in 529 publications in 3 languages and 14,649 library holdings
Genres: Concertos  Live sound recordings  Masses  Requiems  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Dictionaries  Motets  Offertories (Music)  Music 
Roles: Author, Performer, Conductor, Instrumentalist, Editor, Singer, Originator, wst, Publishing director, Writer of accompanying material, Speaker, Creator
Classifications: M1012, 784.272
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Most widely held works by John Butt
The Cambridge companion to Bach by John Butt( Book )

37 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cambridge Companion to Bach goes beyond a basic life-and-works study to provide a late twentieth-century perspective on J.S. Bach the man and composer. Benefiting from the insights and research of some of the most distinguished Bach scholars, this Companion covers cultural, social and religious contexts, surveys and analyses Bach's compositional style, traces his influence, and considers the performance and reception of his music through the succeeding generations"--
J.S. Bach( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Want to know everything about Bach and his music but are afraid to look? Fear no longer. In this impressive first volume of a new series from Oxford University Press, music researchers and aficionados alike will find information on every imaginable topic relating to Bach. Detailed, technical, and authoritative, over 1,000 alphabetically arranged entries cover Bach's life, family, pupils, and patrons as well as musical and technical terms. The lenghthier essays cover his major works, compositions, recordings, and impact on various musical traditions. Current Bach festivals are also noted. The text is enriched with illustrations of Bach, his family tree, and manuscripts. An extremely useful annotated list of Bach's compositions by category and title completes the volume. This compilation is destined to be a standard source for years to come."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
Bach, Mass in B minor by John Butt( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mass in B Minor is arguably Bach's greatest single work. In this short guide John Butt considers the work from many angles offering the reader basic information in a concise and accessible form. The Mass in B Minor is fraught with difficulties regarding its origin, and ambiguities concerning its function. John Butt looks again at the historical sources and provides an up-to-date summary of existing research and opinions together with new insights of his own. He gives a vivid account of the work's genesis, its historical context, and its reception by later generations. One chapter considers the work movement by movement providing the text in both Latin and English. The final group of chapters on the music itself suggests some new approaches to the work - its forms, style and overall structure - which are both critically and historically based. This is an informative and lucid guide, valuable for student and music lover alike
Playing with history : the historical approach to musical performance by John Butt( Book )

32 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do we feel the need to perform music in an historically informed style, and is this need related to wider cultural concerns? In the most ambitious study of the topic to date, John Butt sums up recent debates on the nature of the early music movement and historically informed performance, calling upon a seemingly inexhaustible fund of ideas gleaned from historical musicology, analytic philosophy, literary theory, historiography and theories of modernism and postmodernism. He develops the critical views of both supporters and detractors of the movement, while claiming ultimately that it has more intellectual and artistic potential than its detractors may have assumed. He also asks whether the phenomenon of historically informed performance reflects changes in the culture of western music and how it, in turn, may have influenced that culture, particularly in regard to such issues as the status of the composer, the work, intentionality and notation."--Jacket
The Cambridge history of seventeenth-century music( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While this history does not depart entirely from the traditional study of musical works and their composers, there is a strong emphasis on the institutions, cultures & politics of the age, together with an interrogation of the ways in which music related to contemporary arts, sciences & beliefs
Bach interpretation : articulation marks in primary sources of J.S. Bach by John Butt( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is a comprehensive assessment of J.S. Bach's use of articulation marks (i.e. slurs and dots) in the large body of primary sources. Dr Butt analyses the role of such markings within the compositional process, how they relate to the norms of articulation of the period, and how they might assist us in a deeper understanding and evaluation of Bach's style
Requiem ; Messe basse by Gabriel Fauré( )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in Latin and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music education and the art of performance in the German baroque by John Butt( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In considering the role of practical music in education, this book attempts to define the art of performance in Germany during the Baroque period. The author examines the large number of surviving treatises and instruction manuals used in the Lutheran 'Latin' schools during the period 1530-1800 and builds up a picture of the function and status of music in both school and church. The understanding, gained through these educational texts, of music as a functional art - musica practica - in turn gives us insight into the thoughts of the contemporary performer and how he might have performed the sacred work of Praetorius, Schütz, Buxtehude or Bach. For all those interested in historical performance this book provides valuable information on the growing science of performance practice and the development of a conscious awareness of style and idiom in this period
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

4 editions published in 2014 in Latin and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Never performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra before, and rarely heard in concert at all, the Requiem by Antonín Dvořák captured on this CD from a live concert seems a near-forgotten masterpiece. Dvořák scholar Gervase Hughes cites this work for four soloists, chorus and orchestra as one of the composer's finest sacred creations, 'a deeply moving expression of faith on the part of a composer whose religious conviction never wavered'"--Container
Bach's dialogue with modernity : perspectives on the passions by John Butt( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bach's passions and the construction of early modern subjectivities -- Bach's passions and the textures of time -- The hermeneutic perspective : negotiating the poles of faith and suspicion -- The voices we hear and the construction of narrative authority -- Between rhetoric and dialectic : Bach's inventive stance
Coronation anthems : Dixit Dominus by George Frideric Handel( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magnificat ; Christmas cantata 63 by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

3 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dunedin Consort recreates Bach's first Christmas at Leipzig, the recording opens with a Gabrieli motet and includes organ preludes and a seasonal congregational chorale. It has given listeners an interpretation that will provide a refreshing outlook on this masterpiece and will show the the album in a completely new light. Vocals sung in German and Latin
Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at St. Lukes in London, a live recording of the soaring Mass in B Minor performed with the never-mailed-in performance by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists led by John Eliot Gardiner during the course of their wildly successful 2014 European tour
Acis and Galatea, HWV 49a : / : original Cannons performing version (1718) by George Frideric Handel( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

4 editions published in 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthems and instrumental works by Orlando Gibbons( )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esther : first reconstructable version (Cannons), 1720 by George Frideric Handel( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violin concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn concertos both have played a significant role in Ray Chen's career. His superb performance of the works led to his triumph at two major violin competitions: the 2008 Yehudi Menuhin Competition and first prize in the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels a year later. Chen brings a fresh interpretation to the cornerstones of violin repertoire and finds a kindred spirit in conductor Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Tudor church music by Orlando Gibbons( Recording )

17 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1970's the ensemble The Clerkes of Oxenford was awarded with a Diapason d'or for its recording of works by Orlando Gibbons. Their interpretation of other works which were created during the Tudor's regency have never lost timeless validity
Sonatas for violin and harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

3 editions published in 2015 and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Cambridge companion to Bach
Alternative Names

Butt, John A. 1960-

John Butt musician/musicologist

John Butt musicien et musicologue britannique

버트, 존 1960-

English (211)

Latin (19)

German (6)

J.S. BachBach, Mass in B minorPlaying with history : the historical approach to musical performanceThe Cambridge history of seventeenth-century musicBach interpretation : articulation marks in primary sources of J.S. BachMusic education and the art of performance in the German baroqueBach's dialogue with modernity : perspectives on the passions